Wedding Ideas: Legal, Financial and Insurance
Weddings are expensive, so it’s important for you to have all the latest legal and financial information. Take a look at our wedding insurance and budgeting advice below, or search for wedding insurance here…
While 80% of brides today will uphold tradition and take their partner's name when they marry, around 10% are choosing to keep their maiden name for professional purposes. And that's not really surprising! With the average couple now getting married in their early-mid thirties, many women have spent over a decade building a reputation in their careers before they say "I Do" and would prefer to have the continuity in their professional network rather than disrupting it.
Many couples have a tough time deciding on their married surname as there are so many different options! However, more and more couples are choosing to opt for the double-barrelled surname. So, we spoke to our partners at NameSwitch about everything to do with double-barrelled surnames, as well as with some real-life couples about their choice to have a double-barrelled surname.
If you’re planning a wedding in the near future, there’s a good chance your mind might be preoccupied with thoughts of dress fittings, seating plans and honeymoon destinations – especially now it looks as though larger weddings could be going ahead by the summer.
In tier 4 and in national lockdowns, Government guidelines have stated that weddings are only allowed to take place in very exceptional circumstances of a ‘deathbed wedding’. So, what exactly is a ‘deathbed wedding’?
Due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease, many couples had to postpone or cancel their 2020 weddings. Whilst we now have roadmaps that give us an idea of when we can hope to see a return to larger weddings, this is still dependent on data, meaning that couples, venues and suppliers may still be seeking guidance on the law regarding cancellations and postponements.
The CMA (Competition & Markets Authority) has issued guidance on refunds and cancellations for the wedding sector, however, it is widely considered to be misleading and confusing. You can read the full CMA guidance here.
As coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of many weddings, couples are facing financial and legal difficulties. One of these issues relates to wedding insurance. As Covid-19 is an unprecedented situation, the cover that wedding insurance policies provide has been called into question, with many couples being told that their insurance won't be paying out. Here we have a summary of what you could potentially experience when dealing with wedding insurance during coronavirus.
Cancelling or postponing your wedding is every couple’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, cancelling or postponing has become a necessity for many couples due to the impact of COVID-19.
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